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CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am EST
to be with us and that was wonderful to see your wife again. let me go to you, mr. lapierre. president obama has issued 23 executive actions on gun violence. can you discuss the commonality between your organization, the nra, and the obama administration when it comes to finding ways to reduce gun violence? >> what we think works, and we support what works. i've talked about the eagle child safety program which would put more money into than anybody in the country. we support enforcing the federal gun laws on the books were under% of the time against drug -- 100% of the time against a drug dealers, gangs with guns, felons with guns, and that works. you've got states like california where they send more inmates back to the streets and have to put more back in jail for new crimes guns -- committed against their citizens than any other state in the nation. new york state, too. the collapse of the fiscal situation in those states has also collapsed the criminal justice system in those states. the nra has always supported what works. we have 11,000 police instructors and we represent honest people al
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 3:00pm PST
the "state of the union." are we going to see president obama address the issues, deaf, deficit, entitlement reform and tax reform in a big way? >> i think he has shown for four years he has zero interest in the debt issue, in spending. he says it's not a problem. he wants to expand the entitlement state. >> you are making the intellectual case debts don't matter. >> there will be rhetoric about it but it won't be a serious proposal of any kind. what we are likely to see is additional stimulus. >> bret: next up, the gun debate on capitol hill. [ male announcer ] what are happy kids made of? bikes and balloons, and noodles on spoons. a kite, a breeze, a dunk of grilled cheese. catches and throws, and spaghettio's. a wand, some wings, soup with good things. sidewalks and doodles and wholesome noodles. puddles and pails and yes, puppy dog tails. for a lunch like this, there's a hug and a kiss. because that's what happy kids are made of. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. we must do something. >> not including guns when discussi
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
time trying to treat this as a political issue of going after democrats, obama, hillary, susan rice, than actually finding out who is responsible and what we should do about it. and so, you know, i think her outburst is not an outburst. it's a reflection of what we all think about this. if you were going to be real about these issues, you would be asking what can we do to beef up the security. something gop members have already cut, you know, and they have decisions to cut it now in these days as we're speaking. it's rank hypocrisy. i think it's a fresh breath of air that people -- >> i agree with you about the hypocrisy because i remember 9/11 very clearly, and i remember how this country rallied around a president who had limited ability, but we all rallied around him. the first reaction was he says we're going to get the people who knocked down this building, and everybody cheered him. they weren't saying how did you screw it up, buddy? it was about unity. the left and center are much better at national unity than the right. the right sees a national tragedy like this far off in
CNN
Jan 26, 2013 3:00pm PST
of these issues, going too far, alienating the white voters. but president obama won despite the huge deficit, there is a clear sense there, reflecting the ideas of what is the soci socially liberated whites, there is a clear challenge there. >> did it surprise you? >> no, i think it continued, as john king pointed out, many of the issues on the congressional politics are difficult. what the president is doing is identifying a kind of -- solidifying the properties of the coalition that approved the majority in five of the past six presidential elections. there is a risk for republicans, here, too. if they block the president's initiatives, they kind of deepen the problem. >> what about comprehensive, immigration reform, gay marriage? how difficult will those be? >> look, the coalitions are very similar, the groups that support him, the regions that support him are very similar. the one that he has the best prospects, immigration reform, after this last election, there are enough republicans, jeb bush, who see value for the party in trying to settle it. on things like climate and guns it will
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
. president obama has issued 23 executive actions on gun violence. can you discuss the commonality between your organization, the nra, and the obama administration when it comes to finding ways to reduce gun violence? >> what we think works, and we support what works. i've talked about the eagle child safety program which would put more money into than anybody in the country. we support enforcing the federal gun laws on the books were under% of the time against drug -- 100% of the time against drug dealers, gangs with guns, felons with guns, and that works. you've got states like california where they send more inmates back to the streets and have to put more back in jail for new crimes guns -- committed against their citizens than any other state in the nation. new york state, too. the collapse of the fiscal situation in those states has also collapsed the criminal justice system in those states. the nra has always supported what works. we have 11,000 police instructors and we represent honest people all over this country. there are 25,000 violent crimes per week in this country. the inno
CNN
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
refuses to federalize the issue. obama's speech, then, was sound and fury. you're here for your big conference and i just wanted to ask you when you were listening to president obama's inaugural address and heard the remarks, did you spike the football? >> i honestly cried. i was sitting on the steps of the capitol with my 11-year-old daughter and to hear the president inauguration after inauguration was a powerful moment. >> we're going to have to break away for just a second. here's secretary of state hillary clinton. >> i was very honored when john asked me to take part in this because john is is the right choice, to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy and i urge his speedy confirmation. as we've heard from both the chairman and ranking member, as we just heard from senator warren, he will bring about a leadership that is ex am plear. he has acted as the young returning veteran from vietnam who appeared before this committee through the time that he served with such distinction as its chairman. he's been a valued partner to this administration and to me person
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 11:00am PST
for a special session to address issues that need to be decided quickly so california can get president obama's affordable care act started by next january. eric? >> thank you very much. parents in east san jose neighborhood are watching their kids today after learning of the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl last week. police hope this surveillance video of the incident will lead them to the man responsible. our reporter is live in east san jose with the latest. >> a home surveillance video captured compelling video. police want to see it right away. the attempted abduction happened nearing this intersection at 33rd street and st. james with parents very concerned. >> it sounded like a girl yelling really loud. >> the citizen heard screams of a young girl as did her sister. >> i didn't know if i was dreaming or it was a scream. the cops are looking for someone. the teen was talking to school at 6:00 a.m. on st. james and police say a man tried to grab her but she screams and broke free. frank heard of this and checked the surveillance video and sure enough, there she was. >> you mig
KOFY
Jan 24, 2013 11:30am PST
care. he called for a special session to address issues that need to be decided quickly so california can get president obama's affordable care act started by next january. eric? >> thank you very much. parents in east san jose neighborhood are watching their kids today after learning of the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl last week. police hope this surveillance video of the incident will lead them to the man responsible. our reporter is live in east san jose with the latest. >> a home surveillance video captured compelling video. police want to see it right away. the attempted abduction happened nearing this intersection at 33rd street and st. james with parents very concerned. >> it sounded like a girl yelling really loud. >> the citizen heard screams of a young girl as did her sister. >> i didn't know if i was dreaming or it was a scream. the cops are looking for someone. the teen was talking to school at 6:00 a.m. on st. james and police say a man tried to grab her but she screams and broke free. frank heard of this and checked the surveillance video and sure enough, t
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 1:00pm PST
as the white house is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and it would create an employment verification system and improve the process for admitting needed workers. cnn chief congressional correspondent dana bash and cnn chief white house correspondent jessica yellin are working the story. dana, the tone was pretty optimistic up on capitol hill today. >> it sure was but, you know, we have seen this movie before, you and i, wolf, and a lot of other people watching this issue go kind of up and down with the partisan wins. but this is something that is different this time. because of something very simple. and that is what happened in the last election to republicans. particularly mitt romney wit
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 1:00pm PST
is speaking out. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." a major speech on a hot button issue. president obama speaking out a while ago in las vegas about comprehensive immigration reform. his remarks come one day after a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for a possible bill that would be a path to citizenship to increase border security. but the president also made it clear if congress can't act quickly on that, he'll put forward his own bill. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is standing by. detail for us what is in the president's proposal? >> reporter: wolf, detail is the key word. in the past, the president has been accused of standing for policy proposals short on specifics. not today. president obama laid out a plan for comprehensive immigration reform that would change the immigration system in three central ways. first, it would strengthen workplace enforcement, specifically by making it harder to hire illegal immigrants in the workplace and make it harder for illegals to get jobs here. secondly, it would create a path to citizenship f
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 8:00pm EST
. let me go to you, mr. lapierre. president obama has issued 23 executive actions on gun violence. can you discuss the commonality between your organization, the nra, and the obama administration when it comes to finding ways to reduce gun violence? >> what we think works, he is what nra has done historically. we do more of which we put more money in. reese support of enforcing the laws on the books 100% of the time. that works. we have supported prison bill and spirit we have states like california where, more than any other state in the country, they send more inmates back in the street and more inmates back in jail for new crimes against their citizens than any other kind -- stayed in the nation. -- states in the nation. -- state in the nation. nra has always supported what worked. -- works. the innocent are being preyed upon. the statistics are numbing. the 911 calls are horrible. at the scene of the crime, it is the criminal and the victim. victims all over the country want to be able to protect themselves. this whole debate almost puts it in two different categories. if you are i
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am EST
divisive issues in the nation. on friday, vice president biden officially kicked off the obama administration's public push aimed at pressuring congress to enact stiffer gun laws. biden held a round table discussion in the traditionally gun-friendly area of richmond, virginia. >> we talked about the need to expand mental health capacity across the country. we talked about access, and we talked about resources. >> reporter: and in an effort to sway legislators through public pressure, organizing for action, obama's relaunched campaign arm, is sending out emails to supporters writing, "tell your members of congress that you want to see decisive action on this issue." in addition to 23 executive actions focused on gun safety, the president has also called for new legislation including universal background checks, limits on high-capacity magazines, and a ban on assault weapons. this past week, california democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that would be more restrictive than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asked today ca
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 9:00am PST
: denis mcdonough has been a trusted adviser to president obama counseling him on foreign policy issues during the 2008 campaign and later as deputy chief security adviser. he was in the situation room during the historic raid that killed osama bin laden. >> it was quite a team effort over the course of this. the president obviously leading that team. >> reporter: now the president is poised to name mcdonough chief of staff. the person responsible for helping make his second-term goals a reality. it's a key role that requires the right fit as captured by the popular tv show "the west wing." >> you got a best friend? >> yes, sir. >> is he smarter than you? >> yes, sir. >> would you trust him with your life? >> yes, sir. >> that's your chief of staff. >> reporter: the 43-year-old mcdonough grew up in minnesota. one of 11 children in what he's described as a proud, catholic family. he's kept a low profile in the administration but won fans as a man of integrity. >> denis traveled extensively with the president. when you spend day in and day out with someone in a high stakes very stressful
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 1:00pm PST
not figure out what they believe in and how to fight obama. >> are they on the wrong side of social issues? >> shear what they should do. they could be on some of it but it is not the social issues but the big questions. the country is going broke. and want not be big government but they cannot frame it in a way that says we don't care. >> what about speaker boehner and mcconnell and the leadership. >> there is no pro growth agenda to create jobs. there is nothing aspirational. you are right on social issues. there is no tolerance. bottom line, there is nothing for a voter to --. >> here is speaker boehner, react to what he said about the president. take a listen to this. >> so, we over the next 22 months, we will be the focus of this administration, as they attempt to annihilate the republican party. let me just say, i do believe that is their goal, to shove us into the dust bin of history. >>gregg: is he right? >> of course, but what president doesn't try to annihilate the opposition especially if they help him do it. in this case the republicans have each time they have negotiated with
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
. president obama called for lawmakers to renew the ban after the massacre at sandy hook in newtown, connecticut. senator feinstein says the issue is also very personal for her. remember, she became mayor of san francisco in 1978 after a gunman shot and killed the mayor at city hall. >> once you have been through one of these episodes, once yous like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons, i think. >> shepard: the assault weapons ban expired almost a decade ago and tonight a spokesman for the nra says there is no need to renew it because gun bans do not work. >>> shannon bream live in d.c what would this new bill do exactly. >> it would ban the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of 157 specific guns, along with a broader group of other guns that would meet a new lower threshold for classifying a firearm as an assault weapon. there would be numerous bans on various high capacity magazines and beefed up background checks on the sale and transfer of all assault weapons. vice president joe biden said today assault weapons aren't necessary for personal prote
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm EST
routes to talk up the issue. hari is back with our look. >> sreenivasan: just eight days after president obama unveiled a sweeping proposal to address gun violence, senate democrats put forward a plan of their own that would renew a ban on assault weapons. the measure was introduced by california democrat dianne feinstein, who led the effort to pass the first ban in 1994. that legislation expired a decade later, and feinstein said it was past time to take action. >> we have done our best to craft a responsible bill to ban these assault weapons. guns that are designed for military use bought all over this country and often used for mass murder. >> sreenivasan: feinstein's proposal would ban the sale, transportation, importation or manufacturing of more than 150 specifically named firearms as well as certain semi-automatic rifles, handguns and shotguns; limit ammunition magazines to ten rounds; grandfather weapons legally owned on the date of enactment and, exempt over 900 weapons used for hunting or sporting activity. in response, the national rifle association released a statement that s
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
the issue. hari is back with our look. >> sreenivasan: just eight days after president obama unveiled a sweeping proposal to address gun violence, senate democrats put forward a plan of their own that would renew a ban on assault weapons. the measure was introduced by california democrat dianne feinstein, who led the effort to pass the first ban in 1994. that legislation expired a decade later, and feinstein said it was past time to take action. >> we have done our best to craft a responsible bill to ban these assault weapons. guns that are designed for military use bought all over this country a oft usefor mass murder. >> sreenivasan: feinstein's proposal would ban the sale, transportation, importation or manufacturing of more than 150 specifically named firearms as well as certain semi-automatic rifles, handguns and shotguns; limit ammunition magazines to ten rounds; grandfather weapons legally owned on the date of enactment and, exempt over 900 weapons used for hunting or sporting activity. in response, the national rifle association released a statement that said, "the american pe
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST
, it is a matter of look, we're all warriors, and nobody gets left behind here. martha: the sensibility issue here, i want to put this quote to mary katherine, there is sensibility issue here. let's look at this quote from president obama. it really struck me when i saw these words. every american can be proud our military will grow stronger with our mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters playing a great he will role in protecting the country we love. it put an image in mind, our mothers, our daughters, our sisters? it conjures up a lot of things. and i wonder when they're out there and in these combat positions, whether, you know, men feel this protective instinct to some certain extent that might change the dynamic out there. i don't know if that is the case. mary katherine you take that on and then juan. >> i do think it is not something we can entirely discount. it is powerful cultural norm to protect. not necessarily all cultural and sometimes can be biological and hardwired. that is something to worry about unit cohesiveness and how that works. the military is very good accommodating new thi
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 1:00am EST
. sunday at noon eastern on book tv on c-span2. >> president obama is set to deliver the state of the union. a discussion on how foreign policy and national security issues will be handled in the president's second term. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> good afternoon, folks. good afternoon, folks. can i get everyone to sit down and to quietly? thank you. i think we are going to start here. good afternoon, everybody. i am the vice-president for foreign defense studies at the american enterprise institute. welcome to the first in our annual series of state of the union policy events. every year, aei scholars come together and we look forward to the challenges of the year ahead and policy questions that have been raised and are likely to come up, and try and look forward a little bit, think a little bit about what the right answers are to the questions that are being posed. it is and as the events we do with only aei fellows. we are happy to be -- together with them. i will lay out what the other events are at the end of the session. let me introduce those who are here with me at the table.
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 7:00am EST
used in that capacity by the obama administration. i do not agree with him on all of the issues. i was troubled by his attempts to negotiate with bashar assad, who was very little credibility. he first voted against the war in iraq, then voted for the surge that made it possible for us to rescue a failing situation. but i do not think he will truly for -- to truly make the foreign policy of the u.s. any more than hillary clinton really did. this is one of the most centralized foreign-policy positions of ever seeing with the president and a handful of close aides truly making those decisions. i think john carey will be a capable the plant carrying out those decisions. host: there will be a live hearing today. one of the nominees, chuck keiko, nominated to be the -- chuck heigl, nominated to be the defense secretary. what do you think about? guest: there is no question he has been outside the mainstream of the senate. do not get me wrong, his hair was them in vietnam is something everybody should respect and his many years of service in the country, something for which i have the mon
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
to the program. >> hi, sean. >> thank you. >> sean: dennis, a particular welcome to you. we disagree on issues, you're a pretty honest guy though. politician gives his word, i'm sure you believe that they should follow through on it. so, barack obama said he's never going to go after our guns. that's what he said, he made that promise. why would he do that now? that's what he's doing. >> well, he can't, you know, he can't get rid of everyone's guns because the supreme court case, d.c. versus heller established the right to bear arms as an individual right. so, that's a given. >> sean: but he's trying, the point is he's trying to. >> but the constitution protects the right to bear arms. what this law is trying to do and it recognized the constitution, what does it do? it exempt about 20 to 50 different kinds of guns and i understand that, and one point before we start the debate. here is what i don't understand. this -- the people are weaponizing themselves historically because-- historically go back to the beginning of the constitution, it was to protect themselves against a tyrannical governm
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 12:30pm EST
obama called secretary panetta before the news briefing and they issued a statement reading in part "today, by moving to open more military positions -- including ground combat units -- to women, our armed forces have taken another historic step to toward harning the atlantas and skills of all our military personnel ." throughing or rethroughing a ban on military-style sexual weapons and high-capacity magazines. joining some members of congress, law enforcement officials and members of gun safety organizations. this is an hour and 15 minutes. >> i want to thank all of you for coming today and i want to welcome you. this is a tough battle, so welcome. i'm pleased to be joined this morning by a cross section of americans who have been affected by gun violence. we have with us today, police chiefs, mayors, teachers, doctors, members of the clergy, mothers, gun safety groups, victims of gun violence and many others who care deeply about this issue. i would really like to thank my colleagues in the senate and the house who have chosen to stand together on this important issue. some of us
CNN
Jan 30, 2013 1:00pm PST
on this story. >> a lot of movement, a lot of conversations happening, at least, on this issue. and gabby giffords, and her husband, right after the hearing that dana bash was telling us about, she and her husband, mark kelly, they met with president obama at the white house, and the white house sent out this photo of them talking in the oval office. they were talking about, as he told you, the issue of gun control. >> and right after that meeting at the white house, mark kelly came here to "the situation room" and joined me. first of all, let's talk about your wife. how did she prepare for that? because that's really the first time we heard her speak like that over these past two years. >> yes. she suffers -- gabby suffers from a condition called efacia because of the gunshot wound to the head, so he practiced. we only made the decision to come up here a few days ago, but she put in some time getting ready and actually crafting the speech herself. so she was involved in the writing of it, and you know, she worked on it. >> and we saw the hand-written notes, what her speech therapist had
Current
Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
issue that will see some action even before gun control out of the congress this year. president obama's also going to be talking about that tomorrow. and on the international scene, very, very incredibly trallingtic news out of brazil where a blaze in a nightclub down there eerily reminiscent of the nightclub fire up in rhode island. what was that? just south of providence road eye island that was caused by pyrotechnics, fireworks inside of a building that the band had set off. the same thing happened in this not club in brazil. about 230 lost their lives the latest report on that. a whole lot more. we are coming to you live on your local progressive talk radio station on siriusx xm this hour only and on current tv. good to have you with us. we invite you to join the conversation any time either by phone, 866-55-press, or on twitter. follow us on getter and talk to us on twitter @bpshow or at facebook.com/billpress facebook.com/billpressshow, whatever portal, we love to hear from you and make you a part of the program. and you will join team press here
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 8:00pm EST
. elisabeth. >> can you talk about about president obama's big moment in your discussions and how much he was involved? >> marty and i had the opportunity to meet with the president usually every week depending on his schedule to go over issues and over the past year, i've regularly briefed the president on this issue we had open up two positions and providing even more opportunities and he was very supportive. if i occurred, he was supportive and always encouraged us to ensure everything we did at the force better and insured readiness. he is alert to the fact that the end of the day the armed forces has to be ready. >> earlier, you said it was or is traveling around -- >> that's correct. >> while, at the cia, i can tell you we are at a point where close to 50% of the people working there. so it was for me really reassuring to see young men and women were equally dedicated to the intelligence services in coming to the army have been the opportunity to see that firsthand was again something that for me was a very special experience because i thought, you know, america stands for giving yo
Current
Jan 31, 2013 3:00am PST
immigration reform and gun control, the two big issues in front of the senate. and what else is going on? >> bill it seems like just last week we were seeing president obama being sworn into his second term in office. 60% of americans view president obama favorably. this is the highest he has seen since 2009. that was the first year of his first term. he had 79%. >> bill: well, yeah. >> that is a big deal. >> bill: 60 is huge for a president at this time and i'll tell you why, it is because he is leading. he is taking the initiative. he is tough, and he is out there fighting the good fight unlike the barack obama we saw in the first term where he was always trying to compromise -- >> and this was done after his inauguration speech. so people responded positively to that. so if he needs any proof that he needs to really deliver those promises -- >> bill: yeah, it is working. he is in the driver's seat now. >> absolutely. >> bill: richard down in palm beach, florida. >> caller: good morning. i just wanted to say don't be surprised if the republicans push back on immigrat
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 11:00pm EST
obama [applause] because of barack obama, washington is broken. they've proven nearly incapable of solving the most basic problems facing america. so i think it's time to send a lot of these issues to the 30 governors in our country, the republican governors in our country that is proven the ability to solve the problems, balance budgets, speak to republicans, democrats, independents. we've had great success in our parties. unfortunately sometimes we do a lousy job bragging about it, but there's a shining star in louisiana and somebody said it's going to be a great partner moving forward in making sure we win a big race in new jersey in a big race in virginia and the head of that effort and a partner of mine moving forward is a great governor of louisiana, please welcome to the republican national committee, governor bobby jindal. [cheers and applause] clap back >> thank you are very, very much for that welcome. thank you for that generous introduction. thank you for your leadership your software party, rnc commentary country. i understand you got a barn burner of an election co
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